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3-Play™ Component Video + TOSLINK® Digital Audio High Performance Selector Switch

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Product Features

Easy switching between devices with component video, stereo audio and TOSLINK digital audio!
• Three inputs and one output for Component Video, RCA Stereo Audio and Toslink Digital Audio
• Supports up to a 1080i resolution
• Front panel button or IR remote control

(1) RCA Component Video Female, (1) RCA Stereo Audio Female, (1) Toslink Female

(1) RCA Component Video Female, (1) RCA Stereo Audio Female, (1) Toslink Female

Product Description

This 3-Play selector connects up to 3 TOSLINK digital audio, 3 stereo analog audio pairs, and 3 component video (770.3) signals to a single component video output. Experience loss-less control from as many as 3 HDTV or progressive scan source components! With its compact size, 3-Play provides the power of choice and the convenience of control! This component is ideal for connecting video game systems, DBS Satellite, DVD and ATSC tuners to home theater receivers and pre-amp/processors. Includes wireless IR remote control, front panel selection, and a DC 12 V (500 mA) power supply.

For your convenience, the AC/DC Adapter (#98012) and the Remote Control (#98014) are available for this item. To order replacement parts, please call us at 1-800-506-9607.

• Download the manual from the Support tab
• Download a PDF with the technical specifications of this product on the Support tab or view the technical specifications of this product on the Specs tab

Product Specifications

Color : Black
UPC : 757120403241
Warranty : 1 Year
Vendor : C2G
Weight : 2.600 LB
• Download a PDF with the technical specifications of this product on the Support tab

Audio/Video Specifications

• Video Bandwidth - 0 dB @ 50 MHz
• Video Input Impedance - 75Ω
• Optical Audio Output Level - 6µW
• Signal to Noise Ratio - 64 dB

Power Adapter Specifications

• Power Input - 100~240V / 50~60Hz
• Power Output - 12VDC, 500mA
• Pin Diameter - 5.5mm
• Center Pin Polarity - Positive
• Power Consumption - 6W

Physical Characteristics

• Audio/Video Input Ports - Component Video RCA x3, Digital Optical Audio x3, Dual RCA Stereo Audio x3
• Audio/Video Output Ports - Component Video RCA, Digital Otical Audio, Dual RCA Stereo Audio
• Control Options - Front Panel Push Buttons, IR Remote Control
• Housing Material - Metal
• Dimensions - 241 x 108 x 50.8mm

Product Uses

Application Diagram

Diagram above shows how three switchable inputs such as the DVD player, satellite receiver, and gaming system can connect to the video selector switch which distributes the signal to one output such as an HDTV.

Product Support

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Customer Reviews

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C2G3-Play™ Component Video + TOSLINK® Digital Audio High Performance Selector Switch
 
4.1

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (11)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Highly compatible (9)
  • Professional quality (6)
  • Improves performance (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home movies (5)
  • Complex projects (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7), Business owner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It Did The Trick!

One of my HD TV's (older 65" Mitsubishi) has only one Hi-Def (1080i) component input and no HDMI input.

Bought a BluRay player and also have a Hi-Def...Read complete review

One of my HD TV's (older 65" Mitsubishi) has only one Hi-Def (1080i) component input and no HDMI input.

Bought a BluRay player and also have a Hi-Def Tivo box.

Bought this product to enable easy switching and actually expected a slight loss of definition. None whatsoever - this product delivers what it says. Very easy to set up and well made.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worked Great for Less than Six Months

I have a central media system that has an A/V Receiver that has only two component inputs and uses the Toslink audio for digital sound. I have two new TiVo Premiere XLs and...Read complete review

I have a central media system that has an A/V Receiver that has only two component inputs and uses the Toslink audio for digital sound. I have two new TiVo Premiere XLs and a DVD player, all of which needed a component input and Toslink input. I installed this unit in the middle of April, and it worked perfectly. It did exactly what I needed it to do, and I was able to program my Harmony remote to switch between the inputs, along with the other necessary commands. It is now the middle of October, and the unit has died. I discovered interference lines on my screen last night, and in trying to determine which piece of equipment was causing the problem, I discovered that this unit would no longer switch between inputs. I unplugged it, let it sit, and then tried again. I was able to get it to switch for about a minute, but then it would freeze again, and the lines won't go away. I will be contacting Cables To Go about how to replace the unit, as it is still under its 1-yr warranty. It is still the best thing out there for my purposes, so I'm sticking with it, but it is very frustrating to have it die so soon. I would still recommend purchasing it, if your needs require it, but I would caution you to keep your eyes open for any issues with it.

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4.0

Useful

By ralph137

from Tennessee

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 3-Play™ Component Video + TOSLINK® Digital Audio High Performance Selector Switch:

      Our entertainment systems have evolved over time with restrictions of budget against the latest and greatest technology. The first core item was a large screen TV purchased in 2001. It still is capable of producing a lovely HD display, but has only one component video input. This remote switch has allowed a convenient integration of HD sources bypassing either accepting lower quality video or physically switching the cables. Only been in use for a month, so I can not speak to long term reliability but so far it is a good product.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Works great if it doesn't break.

      By Richard

      from Adirondack, NY

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

      • Paper weight

      Comments about 3-Play™ Component Video + TOSLINK® Digital Audio High Performance Selector Switch:

      This is my second unit. The first one worked for a while then the optical audio died. Bought another one that worked for a while then the Red component video output stopped working. I will NOT be buying a third one.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      GREAT COMPONENT Switch

      By Rob. Retired

      from Sacramento ca

      About Me Retired Player

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality
      • Remote is great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about 3-Play™ Component Video + TOSLINK® Digital Audio High Performance Selector Switch:

        I have an Xbox,Apple TV, and a DVR, and I had noproblem connecting the to
        the Component set, And the remote control just add to the performance

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        A must have for your home theater system

        By Steelerfan

        from MS

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Convenience
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about 3-Play™ Component Video + TOSLINK® Digital Audio High Performance Selector Switch:

          This is an absolute must have for any home entertainment owner. I purchased this to have additional optical inputs for my home theater system. My surround sound system only has one optical input, and since I didn't want to run an optical cable from my tv speakers (they're full of static), I bought this so that I could connect my components (satellite receiver, PS3, blu-ray player, PS2)directly to my surround sound receiver via this switch. All I have to do is press either one, two, or three and this selector will switch my surround sound to the correct component. I have the satellite box on input one, PS3 on input two, and the blu-ray player/PS2 on input three. Even most high end receivers only have two optical inputs, so this switch is a must have for a complete home theater experience.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Worked Great for Less than Six Months

          By Julie

          from Palm Desert, CA

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible

          Cons

          • Died after only 6 months

          Best Uses

            Comments about 3-Play™ Component Video + TOSLINK® Digital Audio High Performance Selector Switch:

            I have a central media system that has an A/V Receiver that has only two component inputs and uses the Toslink audio for digital sound. I have two new TiVo Premiere XLs and a DVD player, all of which needed a component input and Toslink input. I installed this unit in the middle of April, and it worked perfectly. It did exactly what I needed it to do, and I was able to program my Harmony remote to switch between the inputs, along with the other necessary commands. It is now the middle of October, and the unit has died. I discovered interference lines on my screen last night, and in trying to determine which piece of equipment was causing the problem, I discovered that this unit would no longer switch between inputs. I unplugged it, let it sit, and then tried again. I was able to get it to switch for about a minute, but then it would freeze again, and the lines won't go away. I will be contacting Cables To Go about how to replace the unit, as it is still under its 1-yr warranty. It is still the best thing out there for my purposes, so I'm sticking with it, but it is very frustrating to have it die so soon. I would still recommend purchasing it, if your needs require it, but I would caution you to keep your eyes open for any issues with it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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              Q:

              Do you ship to Taiwan? How much will it cost?
              Asked on 1/5/2014 by Herman from Taiwan

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                A:

                Unfortunately, we do not ship to Taiwan. You could try getting this from one of our resellers that does ship internationally.

                http://www.cablestogo.com/about/where-to-buy

                Answered on 1/9/2014 by Steve from C2G
            • 3-Play™ Component Video + TOSLINK® Digital Audio High Performance Selector Switch

              Q:

              Are both Analog and Digital outputs active at the same time, regardless of the input? i.e. can I select a Toslink digital input, audio from the Apple TV, and channel to to the RCA output?
              Asked on 11/22/2012 by jcd from GA

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                A:

                Yes, both optical digital and analog audio are active at the same time. However, it will not convert optical to analog RCA or vice versa.

                Answered on 11/25/2012 by Steve from C2G
            • 3-Play™ Component Video + TOSLINK® Digital Audio High Performance Selector Switch

              Q:

              Can the 3-Play Component Video + TOSLINK Digital Audio High Performance Selector Switch by C2G accept a COMPOSITE VIDEO input?
              Asked on 11/16/2012 by Anthony

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                A:

                It can accept composite video but it will not convert that signal to component video. So you could not connect a composite device to the switch and expect it to pass video to a component input on a TV. If the output of the switch was also connected to a composite video input on a TV, then it would pass the signal.

                Answered on 11/16/2012 by Steve from C2G
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